STEM Superhero Festival

At our annual family festival, children unlock the superhero within to let their powers shine!

During STEM Superhero Festival, children will harness the power of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through hands-on programs that explore how different superheroes use STEM skills to save the day – and how they can too!

Why STEM Superheroes?

We know that when kids are curious, they get excited to learn more.

Our STEM Superhero Festival gives kids unlimited opportunities to see something they’ve never seen or do something they’ve never done.

Learn more about the origins of our STEM Superheroes festival!

May 2019 Programs

Over three days, children of all ages can test out their super-skills through fun, all day programs designed to prove that all children are capable of using STEM to solve problems.

Programs

Ice Escape (Friday only for Ages 0-3)
Toddlers will use their superpowers to rescue common objects that have been trapped in ice!
10 - 10:30 a.m.
1 - 1:30 p.m.

All-Day Programs for All Ages:

Super STEM Gadgets
Some superheroes aren’t born with powers. Instead, they use high-tech gear and gadgets to save the day! Inspired by these heroes, children will use recycled materials to design their own super gear and gadgets.

Lights, Camera, Action
Become the star of your own superhero movie! Children can get creative during a photoshoot by acting out scenes in costumes, planning storylines, or taking a seat in the director’s chair.

Galaxy Quest
A cosmic adventure awaits you at the Art Studio’s Tactile Table. Children will sculpt planets, examine space rocks, and more with our galaxy kinetic sand.

SuperHEARoes
In the Fab Lab, test your super-hearing capabilities as you explore the powers and properties of a novel tool called a piezo disc.

Up, Up, and Away
Flight and levitation are two popular superpowers. Children will explore these super skills by creating their own flying machines to test on zip lines, and watching as things levitate in our wind tunnel.

DIY Comic Strips
Design a pop art style comic strip that can depict a super scene of your own imagination.

Superhero Training Course
Test your super speed, super strength, and other super abilities as you conquer our super obstacle course.

Amazing Animals
Animals have superpowers too! Explore the amazing adaptations that help animals thrive. Then create your own super animal by putting together the most advantageous animal adaptations.

Stay tuned for more activities!

Performance Schedule

Saturday, May 4

Juice & Jelly
10-10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.

Superhero Yoga with Its Yoga Kids
12:30-1:15 p.m.

Sunday, May 5

STEM Dance-ology
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Superhero Yoga with Its Yoga Kids
12:30-1:15 p.m.

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STEM Superhero Festival is just one of our fun, family festivals throughout the year that are free for members!

Why STEM Superheroes?

We know that when kids are curious, they get excited to learn more.

Our STEM Superhero Festival gives kids unlimited opportunities to see something they’ve never seen or do something they’ve never done.

Learn more about the origins of our STEM Superheroes festival!

2019

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STEM Superhero Festival Corporate Sponsor: